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Welcome to the InfoMagic Linux Developer's Resource CD-ROM April 1996
Highlights of the current release: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Red Hat 3.0.3 (ELF) for Intel with all updates as of 11 April 1996
Red Hat 2.1 for DEC Alpha
Java(tm) Development Kit 1.0 and 1.0.1
Slackware 3.0 (ELF)
Kernel sources up to version 1.2.13 and 1.3.88
Debian 0.93 (a.out)
Preliminary DEC ALPHA/AXP port (Located in "ALPHA/alpha" on Disc 3)
XFree86 3.1.2 (integrated in Debian, RedHat, and Slackware) Includes new server for Trident TGUI 9440AGi chipset.
XFree86 3.1.2D (Beta)
Raven - A Linux oriented "ezine"
A fully functional demo of Pathfinder. This is a visual source code browser for C/C++, Tcl and iTcl. It also includes the "Open Desktop Graphical Frontend" for relational databases.
UNIX Cockpit, an X11 filemanager.
Drivers for SDL's line of Frame-Relay and CSU/DSU products.
A demo of SmartWare PLUS from ANGOSS Software. SmartWare PLUS is a cross-platform integrated product suite that includes: Relational Database, Spreadsheet w/Presentation Graphics, WordProcessor, and Communications. Keys to enable the demo for personal or commercial use are available from InfoMagic.
A demo of FlagShip, an application generator for Linux, like Clipper under DOS. A demo of "webkit" a tool for integrating Flagship with a WWW server. These were made available by Mark Bolzern of Work Group Solutions.
A demo version of dbman, a dbase system for Linux.
A demo version of "bru". A backup utility for Linux.
GPPLINUX, a demo of an Object Oriented development environment for Linux.
The GPM (Garden Point Modula) Modula-2 and Oberon compilers for Linux.
[Note: All Demos are on Disc 2 in the "demos" directory]
The full Slackware 3.0 source tree.
General Information about the Linux Developer's Resource ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ These discs are published every 3-4 months (or so) and include snapshots of the TSX-11.MIT.EDU and Sunsite.UNC.EDU linux archives. As with previous editions we have included the complete GNU archive from prep.ai.mit.edu so as to be in full compliance with the GNU Public License, a copy of which is provided in the "gnu" directory.
The following are mirrored directly from their home sites: Red Hat Debian Slackware wine XFree86 Kernel Sources (from nic.funet.fi) Networking Code (from ftp.linux.org.uk) Flagship GNU sources JE & JF and (naturally) sunsite and TSX.
Other packages have been provided to us by their authors.
At H. J. Lu's specific request the "private" subdirectory of the "GCC" distribution is not included on the CD's.
At the request of the Debian group we have not included the preliminary version 1.0 distribution which is expected to be replaced by a 1.1 release just as this CD-set ships.
Marc Ewing of Red Hat Software granted us explicit permission to include their port for the DEC Alpha. We have included a stripped down version of this release, even with 6 CD's something has to go ! In particular we have not included the entire source tree for the Alpha version, only the kernel sources and some few other packages. Marc also tells us that a new version of the Alpha port is expected shortly. The complete source RPMS are included for the 3.0.3 Intel version.
See the RoadMap at the end of this file for the layout of the 6 CDs.
These discs are mastered in ISO-9660 format with Rock Ridge extensions to preserve the long mixed case filenames and deeply nested directory structure. Translation tables are provided in each directory to help find things under MS-DOS or other systems that do not support the Rock Ridge extensions. A directory in the root of each CD called "rr_moved" contains files too deeply nested to be accessable under the ISO-9660 format. These files will appear in their correct locations (and the directory "rr_moved" will be empty) on systems which support Rock Ridge. The "TRANS.TBL" file shows the original long mixed-case UNIX(tm) filename and the ISO-9660 alias.
A few large packages common to TSX-11 & SuNSITE have been merged and put into top level directories. This includes the kernel distributions and XFree86.
Some popular packages have been removed due to copyright restrictions, these include: Mosaic, Netscape, kermit, getty_ps, xv, and Chimera. We applogize for the inconvenience. These (and more) can of course be found on our FTP server, ftp.infomagic.com (188.8.131.52). The list of restricted packages continues to grow, we have followed the guidelines in the file "info.for.cdrom.vendors" found on disc 2.
The following files are included with the permission of their authors:
SCSI HowTo (Drew Eckhardt) ncftp (Mike Gleason)
The Linux How To documents can be found below the "docs" directory on disc 1. They are provided in a number of formats. The HowTo material is also provided in the form of a Microsoft Multimedia Viewer title (along with the Viewer software) for browsing/searching under Microsoft Windows. The Viewer supports both hypertext access to all the HowTo's and full-text search. You may search for single words or phrases and find all occurrences in any of the documents. It will present a list of topics in which your search phrase was found as well as highlighting the text in each topic.
We have provided a setup program for the Viewer software and HowTo docs, select "File/Run" from the program manager and run X:\viewer\setup.exe (where X is your CD-ROM drive letter). The viewer may also be run directly from the CD. From the Program Manager of Windows, select "File/Run" and type in the following command:
where "X" is the letter corresponding to your CD-ROM.
Included distributions and their versions are shown below.
Debian 0.93R6 RedHat 3.0.3 for Intel 2.1 for Alpha Slackware 3.0
In the directory "lininst" on Disc 1, is a Microsoft Windows based installation utility that will assist you in selecting the correct boot kernel based on your hardware. It will create the boot & root diskettes for Slackware within Windows. It also detects your CD drives and floppy drives. It may be run directly from the CD, or copied to the hard disk. If for some reason it does not correctly detect your CD, you may invoke it with the drive letter on the command line to override the automatic CD detection.
SLACKWARE 3.0 Notes: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Due to changes in the Slackware setup, the distribution now appears directly off the root of Disc 1. The installation sets are in the directory "slakware" to match the expectations of the setup utility. The directory "slaktest" is used for CD dependant installs as explained in the Slackware setup screens.
The Boot & Root disks are in the directory "slackwar" to make them easier to find under DOS (where long file names are not allowed :-). Please refer to the installation notes in the "slackwar" directory before proceeding. Contributed software is in the directory "slackwar/contrib" on disc 1.
The complete source tree is in "slackwar/source" also on Disc 1. This tree contains a set of scripts to build either the entire tree of any part of it. These scripts are called SlackBuild.
The boot images are now supplied uncompressed and the root images are used in their compressed form - If creating the root floppies manually DO NOT UNCOMPRESS THE IMAGE FILES !
Notes for NewComers ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In the "doc\howto" subdirectory of disc 1, there are a series of HOWTO documents that provide detailed instructions on how to configure and install nearly every aspect of Linux. Please refer to these before starting if you have never done it before ! These documents are in UNIX(tm) format which means they do not end in CRLF, only LF and will therefore not print on most DOS systems. You will need to view them with an editor or word processor (or use the included Multimedia Viewer software).
For help with installing Slackware, refer to the files in the "slackwar" directory of Disc 1.
The tools used to create the bootable floppies, for all the distributions, are in the directory "utils" on disc 1. This directory also contains a number of partition manipulation utilities including one called "fips" that can be used to resize DOS partitions without damaging them. Please read the file "fips.doc" in the directory "utils\FIPS" on disc 1 before using it.
RoadMap ~~~~~~~ disc1/slakware Installation disk sets disc1/slackwar Boot/Root disk images, readme files, sources, and contributed software /slaktest Alternate version of CD dependant install. disc1/debian Debian 0.93R6 distribution disc1/docs Assorted Linux documentation disc1/help Assorted InfoMagic supplied files referenced in the Quickstart Guide disc1/utils Utilities to create boot floppies disc1/lininst Microsoft Windows based Install Disk Builder. disc1/viewer HowTo's for Microsoft Windows disc1/wine Windows(tm) Emulator development archive
disc2/ RedHat 2.1 distribution & Demos disc2/RedHat Distribution sets |----> RPMS -- binary packages |----> base -- small filesystem setup archives |----> instimage -- image used for graphical installs |----> sets -- symlinks to rpms, divided by series |----> upgrade -- upgrade script for Red Hat 2.x based systems
disc2/images Boot Images |----> floppies -- floppy disk images for floppy install
disc2/trees Used during installation disc2/dosutils Utilities to create boot/root floppies disc2/Networking Networking archive from ftp.linux.org.uk disc2/JE Japanese Extensions disc2/JF Japanese Documentation disc2/kernel Extra Kernel code from Sunsite
disc3 Sunsite Archive ALPHA/ software and patches in the ALPHA stage X11/ clients,servers,etc. for XFree86, Linux's X11 devel/ Linux development tools distributions/ Complete, easily installed linux distribution games/ fun ways to waste time libs/ Special (non libc) linking libraries search/ various ways to search this archive system/ Stuff to help run your system utils/ useful utilities
disc4/gnu GNU archive disc4/funet Linus's Kernel archive and assorted patches disc4/Java Java(tm) Development Kit 1.0 & 1.0.1 disc4/sunsite.app Apps from the Sunsite archive
disc5/tsx-11 TSX-11 archive disc5/XFree86/current Binary Distribution of 3.1.2a /beta Binary Distribution of 3.1.2d disc5/sunsite.app/comm Communication apps from sunsite /demos Demos from sunsite /graphics Graphics appls from sunsite /tex TeX and "ntex" from sunsite
disc6/axp Red Hat 2.1 for DEC Alpha disc6/SRPMS Source Packages for Red Hat 3.0.3 Intel disc6/demos Commercial demos provided by vendors disc6/other Additional boot/installation kernels with Adaptec 2940, NCR, am53c974, and Iomega zip drive support. disc6/updates/SRPMS Updated Red Hat 3.0.3 SRPMS files.